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Big Eddy Imperial IPA - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBelcher on 03-12-2007)
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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a small tulip glass.
Clear dark amber with a decent head.

Quite mild for DIPA style, and even a bit mild for an IPA. For me it has excellent balance. Partially hidden higher ABV seems to be only about 5-6%. Fruity with some grapefruit in the finish and afyertaste but a touch sweet up front. Weak aftertaste for style.

chinchill, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

buzzy, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

thatoneguymike, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Adkins1203
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Adkins1203, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of TheBeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

TheBeer, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ksimons, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of target88
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

target88, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

22Blue, May 31, 2014
Photo of icculus71
3/5  rDev -19.6%

icculus71, May 30, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Boone757, May 30, 2014
Photo of vinnie
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

vinnie, May 25, 2014
Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cbcrunch, May 22, 2014
Photo of lewdwig
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

lewdwig, May 21, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, best by July 2014. Pours a dark orange with a half inch white head, that leaves behind a few webs of lace.

Smell is mango, papaya, passion fruit, watermelon hard candy, and some grapefruit.

Taste is follows the nose nicely, loads of mango and other tropical flavors, a bit sweet, and grapefruit hangs on the tongue awhile after.

Body is large, plenty of life, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is the 3rd one of the Eddy Series I have had and they are all really solid beers. I am very impressed with this brew.

SawDog505, May 17, 2014
Photo of alamode
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

alamode, May 16, 2014
Photo of Wetenkamp
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Wetenkamp, May 12, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

KevinGordon, May 12, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
Photo of mlklein27
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mlklein27, May 10, 2014
Photo of AndyReuter
2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was highly disappointed in this brew. I have had nice experiences with most "Leiny's", but this one was pretty bad.

Appearance - Nice orange color, almost no head.
Smell- Strong, sweet aroma with hints of diacetyl
Taste - Blah. This seems closer to a barleywine than a DIPA. The malt overpowers all with little to no help from the hops
Mouthfeel - The only thing Big Eddy got right was this; slightly thicker, rich mouthfeel, leaving the expected DIPA coating on the tongue
Opinion - Maybe they just labeled this beer incorrectly? I may have had a completely different opinion had I expected a Strong Ale or Barleywine

AndyReuter, May 09, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
Photo of Triklino
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Triklino, May 03, 2014
Photo of mpolewan
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

mpolewan, May 01, 2014
Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
Big Eddy Imperial IPA from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.